“Savoring your last experience of Holy Communion just might help you throughout the week and even deepen your experience of your next Communion. ”
– Fr. Bill
Celebrating First Communion;
Celebrating Every Communion
This weekend we welcomed 24 children to the Eucharistic table. A couple more will be making their First Communion at a later date. We suggested the children continue wearing their First Communion attire for the month of May, so you may see them at our Sunday liturgies.
What I remember from my first communion is fear. Back then, the Catholic school kids and the public school kids have separate programs and separate practices. We came together on the day of the celebration, so the procession was much larger than what it was during the practice. I feared I was out of order in the procession. It was not like what we practiced. That is my main memory. I am not sure what is says about my personality!
What is the memory we want to foster in our children today? I hope they will remember they were surrounded by a community of love to receive the gift of love. I hope they will feel a deeper connection to their families and to their parish family. I hope they will remember feeling close to Jesus.
Your memories of your First Communion may be vague and incomplete like mine. But what about your memory of your last Communion? Maybe during the week it would be good to think back to your sharing in Communion on the previous Sunday. Remembering last Sunday would be a lot easier than remembering your First Communion. Savoring your last experience of Holy Communion just might help you throughout the week and even deepen your experience of your next Communion. Let us never forget the great gift of Love in which we are invited to share.